Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Biomarker testing for Illinois residents will now become covered under insurance policies and managed care plans under a new law passed by state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago.
CHICAGO – To ensure that residents are able to get the support they need, state Rep. Cyril Nichols, D-Chicago, is highlighting the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), which can help households afford energy costs and other household expenses.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting the mental health of many Illinoisans, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting Suicide Prevention Month to ensure residents are aware of the mental health resources that are available to them.
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. – Ahead of the upcoming flu season, state Rep. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, is highlighting the importance of receiving the flu shot and continuing vigilance with mask-wearing to prevent contracting the flu and co-infection with COVID-19.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To ensure that elected officials are working to improve the lives of those they serve, state Rep. Cyril Nichols, D-Chicago, helped pass comprehensive ethics legislation that provides additional restrictions and oversight on politicians and political insiders.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – In response to the increased number of residents facing mental health challenges due to the many difficulties experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is fighting to pass legislation improving mental health resources for Illinoisans.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In his efforts to bring awareness to helpful programs for local residents, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting the opening of the expanded Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
CHICAGO – As a continuation of their ‘Mental Health Monday’ event series, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, recently hosted residents for a tai chi workshop during National Suicide Prevention Month.
CHICAGO – To give students access to mental health resources, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting a new law she supported that requires educational institutions to provide suicide prevention information on student identification cards.
LOMBARD, Ill. –To assist local families during Diaper Need Awareness Week, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is collecting donations of diapers and other baby supplies to benefit Outreach House, a Lombard-based non-profit that provides essential items for infant care.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Working to expand opportunities for Metro East communities, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, sponsored legislation recently signed into law that will expand broadband internet to economically disadvantaged communities and help close the digital divide.
Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Mary Flowers Celebrates Signing of Legislation Promoting Equity and Diversity in State Hiring
CHICAGO – Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, the House Deputy Majority Leader, is pleased to see that important equity and diversity legislation she sponsored signed into law.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help families in need have an adequate supply of diapers for their children, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is hosting a diaper drive to collect donations for the Madison County Diaper Bank and the Metro-East Diaper Bank.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that creates the Move Over Early Warning Task Force to study the impact of current traffic laws and make recommendations to modify current practice to improve the safety conditions for first responders.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – To help residents reclaim their property from the state, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is hosting an I-Cash event with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office on Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Public Library, located at 1 S. 6th Ave. in St. Charles.
OTTAWA Ill. – With harvest season beginning, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting National Farm Safety and Health Week to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe during the harvest season.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Hernandez, is joining ACLU Illinois for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss women’s reproductive health care legislation on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. at 1 E. Benton St. in Aurora.
OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is informing residents of an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hall Township Food Pantry located at 500 N. Terry St, Spring Valley.